Contents

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CHAPTER 1  FACTS AND FABRICATIONS... 6
A Time Line of Slavery and Freedom:
1619ó1964... 10

 CHAPTER 2 QUILTS AND SLAVERY:

         A HISTORICAL SEARCH... 11

 CHAPTER 3 SAMPLERS AND QUILTS RECALLING

         SLAVERY DAYS... 16

 Project:  Checkedy Cloth Sampler... 17

Project   Star Sampler. .. 22

 CHAPTER 4 THE BLOCKS.. .28

 BLOCK 1: Chained Star. . . 29

 Project /: Star of Africa...31

 BLOCK 2: Lost Ship... 33

 BLOCK 3 Cotton Boll 35

 BLOCK 4: Cabin Windows... 38

 BLOCK 5: Slave Chain. . . 40

 BLOCK 6: Christmas Star. . . 44

 BLOCK 7: Triple Link Chain. . . 47

 BLOCK 8: Charm... 5!

 BLOCK 9: Aunt Dinah... 5

BLOCK 10: Creole Puzzle... 58

BLOCK 11: Jacobís Ladder... 61

Projekt: Climbing Jacobís Ladder... 64

 BLOCK 12: Catch Me If You Can. .. 68

 Projekt:. Sweet Canaan... 71

 BLOCK 13: Underground Railroad... 73

 Projekt:: Follow the Drinking Gourd... 75

 BLOCK 14: Trip Around the World... 78

 BLOCK 15: Box Quilt... 81

 BLOCK 16: North Star... 84

BLOCK 17: Beauregard Surrounded... 86

 Projekt: Beauregard Surrounded... 88

 BLOCK 18: Lincolnís Platform.. . 91

 BLOCK 19: Birds in the Air.. . 94

 BLOCK 20: Rocky Road to Kansas.. . 98

 CHAPTER 5 ADAPTING THE SAMPLER FOR CHILDREN... 103

 Projekt: Underground Railroad Doll Quilt... 106

 The Endnotes... 108

 About the Author... 110

 The Index... 111